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Devereux Corps Direct Care Professional

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: West Chester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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Description:Do you want to kick-start your career and gain transferable experience including leadership development?Are you looking to return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled and accomplished by giving back to the community?If you answered YES, then consider joining DevereuxCorps!DevereuxCorps is the first step in a cause-minded, mission-driven career, providing evidence-based training, mentoring opportunities, and leadership connections.By joining DevereuxCorps, you will:Serve humanity by helping to enrich the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of societyChoose the child or adult population of individuals you are most passionate about impactingGain valuable supervisory skills and management mentoring before moving on to advanced education, continuing a rewarding career in healthcare or human services, or embarking on other career choicesExperience various cultures from different countries, regions, and states for a unique and diverse life perspective and experience. Devereux offers multiple locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 additional statesBeing a DevereuxCorps Direct Care Professional (DCP) has its advantagesAt Devereux, you'll work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.We offer:A culture that upholds a Servant Leadership perspectiveGrowth and Promotion OpportunitiesA fun, supportive environment where you can participate in treatment plans as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary teamOngoing professional development opportunities and the ability to interface with many levels of LeadershipBENEFIT ELIGIBILITY AFTER 30 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days).As a DevereuxCorps DCP, you will use your experience and education in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, or any other field to:Supervise the planning, implementation, and documentation of program activities and leisure time designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of our individualsCoach and assist our individuals in achieving their goals for daily living skills, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping, and personal hygienePlan and participate in community outings, shopping trips, and day programs/schoolBe a mentor to other staff, conduct observations, and provide feedback for required trainingSupport and facilitate individual and group interventions and therapeutic activities, including but not limited to life skills and social skills, per treatment plans and program expectationsAssist in maintaining a safe and compassionate treatment environment, including time on and off facility grounds and during transportationDevereux Pennsylvania Children's Services, located in West Chester, PA, provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges. DPACS services include: two Approved Private Day schools, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, therapeutic foster care and a full-time residential program.Learn More about Being a Direct Care Professional at Devereux!Supporting Children and Adolescents with Autism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbo8EozmWESupporting Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOmCH35FdiYSupporting Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFG3fGpfXMSupporting Adults with Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Differences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRoAff5Q7JMWhat is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit https://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.Keywords: group leader, counselor, youth counselor, residential counselor, direct care counselor, social services, special education, behavioral health, CNA, home health aide, direct support professional, direct care professional, mental health technician, behavioral health technician, intervention specialist, behavior therapist, recreational therapist, clinical specialist, crisis intervention specialist, youth services program specialist, recreation specialistQualifications:Education:Bachelor's degree in the areas of Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, or any other field is requiredExperience:Previous experience or desire to work with individuals with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and autism spectrum disordersMust have a valid driver's licenseMust be at least 21 years of ageThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires staff without an approved medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated to be employed in this program. If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to startingThe IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete the required new hire orientation class and have a strong passion for supporting individuals with special needs.Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance is required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing, and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask, protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in the exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Wilmington , Devereux Corps Direct Care Professional, Other , West Chester, Delaware

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